How To Do Holiday Style When It’s Freezing Outside

Brrr…ain’t nothing like freezing temperatures to make us rethink our holiday outfit choices. Cold weather doesn’t have to cramp out style though. Here are 5 cool styling tricks to master your seasonal holiday style, allowing you to show up as your best, extravagant self this holiday season.

1. Layer under

That skinny strap dress or jumpsuit can still work even when the temps are in the teens. Just layer under it (and then throw on a puffer coat on top, of course).

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2. Incorporate your coat in your look

Chances are you’re going to be spending more time in your coat this season, so make that coat a stylish element of your outfit. This red coat (on sale and available in 7 more colors) is my secret style ingredient this cold season.

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3. Embrace plush winter accessories

That faux-fur vest. That leopard-print faux fur stole. I can’t think of a better time to rock plush winter accessories. They’ll keep you warm while adding uber chic finishing touches to your holiday looks.

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4. Rock opaque tights or leggings with your dresses and tunics

We don’t have to retire or dresses and tunics when it gets cold. Just make ’em work. Tights and leggings can usually help make that happen.

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5. Choose seasonal fabrics

Tis the season to say yes to lush velvet and luxe brocade. These seasonal fabrics are perfect for creating holiday style that are weather-appropriate. They have the added bonus of always looking super luxurious.

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Faux Fur Vest: A Luxe Topper For The Holidays

I love adding jazzy touches to my style during the holiday season, even when I’m just wearing my favorite skinny jeans and a tissue turtleneck. And, a faux fur topper, whether it be a vest or a jacket, is perfect for being a little extra this time of year. I got lucky and found this gorgeous vest in a Burlington store years ago (see it worn 4 ways before here)

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What I’m wearing:

Turtleneck top | Vest (similar, similar) | Jeans | Belt

Booties | Bag (optionoption)

Last Sunday, I was running late to brunch. With no outfit planned, I reached for jeans and a tissue turtleneck. By the way, I love these tissue turtlenecks from J.Crew Factory. I was wearing the striped version in this post. Just so you know, they’re on sale for less than $15 right now. For size reference, a small fits me perfectly.

My casual combination got a holiday vibe when I added this fabulous vest. If you like this style of vest, you will absolutely love this similar style (on sale).

To play with color a bit, I wore my burgundy Tory Burch bag. Don’t you just love how burgundy complements grey hues?

I finished the look with my Naturalizer Hollace boots (on sale). The shaft on these boots is taller than a typical ankle boot, and I find them quite versatile because of that little detail.

Location: Carpenter Library, South City, St. Louis

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The Best Fine Jewelry To Give and Get

This post is sponsored by Nakturnal.

It’s difficult to get it wrong when diamonds and precious metals are involved. Am I right? I’ve been especially excited about fine jewelry in recent years because jewelry designers are making modern, fashionable pieces that’ll last forever more accessible. Beautiful pieces that are long lasting and fair-priced? I’m so here for that. Today, I’m rounding up some of my favorite fine jewelry that’ll make the perfect wow gifts this season.

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Fine Jewelry Gifts:

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What I love about the pieces in this gift guide is that they’re fashion-forward yet timeless. From dainty but edgy necklaces that are perfect for layering to IT earrings that can be mixed and matched, these pieces are just right for the fashionable gal who likes her jewelry fine but doesn’t want to compromise her style.

I’m also a huge fan of these pieces because they’re so versatile. I actually own the diamond initial necklace featured above, and I wear it EVERY day. Seriously, I wear it to the gym, to the pool on vacation, and even to cocktail parties. It always provides the right amount of sparkle, no matter the occasion. And, since it’s set in 14K gold, I don’t have to worry about its shine ever being dimmed due to tarnishing. Fine jewelry gifts are like the gifts that keep on giving.

All of the pieces in this gift guide are fair-priced. No doubt, precious metals and precious stones are valuable, but many of the prices on the market reflect steep markups, some as high as 10x the cost. There’s been a movement in the jewelry world, with more and more designers choosing to sell directly to customers to ensure the fairest prices possible. That movement has seemingly forced prices down in the market. Every piece in this guide is value priced.

Want some inspiration for styling fine jewelry? See how I’ve been wearing my favorite layered necklaces here (and here), tiny but standout studs here, the perfect oversized hoops here, and edgy bar earrings here.

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Top Off Your Winter Style With This Essential

A hat is a must-have when the weather is freezing outside. I like the hat I choose to function but to do so in style. So, my choice of a topper is always a sharp fedora. The right fedora can effortlessly elevate an outfit.

Tenth Street Fedora

What I’m wearing:

Sweater (similar, option) | Boy jeans | Fedora c/o Tenth Street Hats

Booties c/o St. Louis Premium Outlets (sizes available at Saks Off 5th there) | Earrings c/o

Lip: Urban Decay Vice lipstick (Cherry)

I was instantly drawn to today’s featured topper because of its color combination–navy and burgundy. Don’t you just love that striking color combo? In these colors, the wool hat has such a luxe vibe with the contrasting felt trim.

When I first saw the hat, I immediately started imagining outfits that it would perfectly complement. From navy ensembles to winter white outfits, this hat can so easily cinch an outfit together and even inspire an outfit, like it did this one.

In today’s look, I opted to color block with basics. A burgundy sweater, boyfriend jeans, and booties get new life when this hat is thrown into the mix. What’s your favorite hat style during the colder months?

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These Top Beauty Products Make The Best Stocking Stuffers

Good things come in small packages! Am I right? Who doesn’t love opening up lots of tiny gifts? I especially like when those tiny gifts are practical and useful. And, what’s stocking-sized and more useful than beauty products? The beauty stocking stuffers in this gift guide are not only some of the top-rated beauty products of the year, they’re also staples in my personal beauty routine. I use them, I love them, and she will too.

Beauty Stocking Stuffers

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Monogram Stocking

1. Too Faced Better Than Sex mascara (waterproof version)

2. Kiss Pixie lashes | 3. Kiss lash glue | 4. Urban Decay Naked Cherry palette

5. Too Faced Born This Way concealer | 6. Fenty Beauty foundation

7. Urban Decay Vice lipstick (cherry) | 8. Fenty Beauty Stunna lip paint

9. Benefit Brow Contour Pro | 10. Pat McGrath liquid eyeliner

11. Charlotte Tilbury lipstick | 12. Urban Decay All Nighter Setting spray

13. Fenty Beauty Diamond Bomb


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